Ted Lapidus Altamir (2007)

  1. Derbyman
    Launched by Ted Lapidus in 2007 this is a Woody Oriental fragrance

    Top notes: Pineapple leaf, Neroli, Bergamot

    Middle notes: Cyclamen, Orange blossom, Jasmine

    Base notes: Tonka bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Vetiver, Teak

    Another fairly recent acquisition! From the maker of the legendary Lapidus PH comes a fragrance which skirts around the powerhouse territory! It is certainly powerful - no question of that - but has it got the swagger and balls of a true powerhouse? This is where I'm not sure whether it would qualify as this is quite a floral and elegant perfume with prominent Orange Blossom, Neroli (for a time) and Jasmine. Don't mistake this for a wimpy fragrance though - this needs to be worn with confidence and is clearly masculine with some smooth amber, patchouli and vetiver punching through the flowers. I REALLY like the smell of Altamir - it is moorish and compelling and ticks the box when I need something different and set-apart from the old classics and favourites. It smells modern and contemporary but is far removed from the smell-alike, aquatic, synthetic mush of the high street's offerings. I know this has fans among us (am I right Mr perfaddict..?) but has anyone else got any love for this one...?
  2. PerfumeCollector
    I haven't had the pleasure, but for what you say, maybe it would be worth trying it.
  3. LoveCologne89
    Haven't tried this one yet. Looks appealing any sites you know that can supply me in Australia? Or what you would recommend.
  4. Slayerized
    I agree 100% with Derby!

    This fragrance is imo a must have in every decent male fragrance collection and its quality to price for a 125ml is hard to beat as it sells here for under €25/125ml!
    It is in a way similar to Gaultier2 and Givenchy Pi but is stronger, less sweet, more masculine, longer lasting, not cloying and yet combines the best of both worlds! I am glad it is in my collection. Further more I do not have much to add to Derby's excellent description!

    Another excellent one (maybe even better) Lapidus is Ted Lapidus TL Pour Lui! This is how Rochas Man should have been, imo! (way stronger, less sweet (sugary) and no mocca/cappuccino note, more masculine and a way better, almost dark woody-incensy vanilla note)
  5. Derbyman
    Thanks Slayerized - I can see the similarity you mention to Gaultier2 (which I like a lot also!) but I've never tried Givenchy Pi. I'm intrigued to try Lapidus TL Pour Lui though - Rochas Man is a little too sweet for my tastes too (and I have Bond New Haarlem which is close to Rochas Man but MUCH better and WAAAAY longer lasting...!)

    Hi LoveCologne89 - I'm no expert on Australian suppliers but a quick Google search revealed that there's plenty of availability of this 'down under!' - there's quite a few eBay sellers too.
  6. Scent-e-mental
    A couple of years ago a perfume chain "Perfume Connection" closed all of its 70 or so stores. They sold unboxed 125ml bottles at 3 for $30 in the few weeks before they shut the doors. I bought 3, needless to say. It has been popping up in various chemists since the demise of Perfume Connection (who were the exclusive stockists at the time), but it is much more expensive. The silly thing about the unboxed bottles was, i am pretty sure they took them out of the boxes so that they could sell them as unboxed.
  7. Derbyman
    Blimey - 3 for $30 - that IS cheap!! What do you think of it Scent? Do you like the frag?
  8. Scent-e-mental
    I think it is a very worthwhile fragrance IMHO. It has a sweet vanilla neroli kinda vibe to it. It avoids smelling like playdough... only just. It is inferior to the other 3 Lapidus fragrances I own: lapidus pour homme, Black Extreme and T L pour lui. The Longevity is respectable and it projects fairly well, but I would not pay a premium for this.
  9. Derbyman
    I'm still intrigued by Lapidus Black Extreme - I love the bottle and really want the fragrance to be as good as Lapidus Pour Homme but I see lots of comparisons to Paco Rabanne One Million, talk of a 'wintergreen' note and reports of 2hr longevity. Really don't know what to make of it all...!
  10. Scent-e-mental
    It is NOT as good as the original, but better than 99% of most other colognes out there. I will have to revisit it and give you a run down of what I think.
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